Be Live Experience Hamaca
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- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionThe Be Live does have some redeeming qualities as a resort that could potentially do well amongst the resorts in Santo Domingo. However, with ongoing issues regarding resort grounds (needing for a long overdue upgrade), the state of the rooms, and customer service, there are better options elsewhere. There are also long transfers from the airport to this resort, making it a less than desirable resort option. The price maybe attractive but a bad resort can certainly ruin what is suppose to be a nice vacation. Not a hotel that we recommend
Location: On Boca Chica beach, 1 hour and 45 min from La Romana airport, 25 min from Santo Domingo and 3 hours from Punta Cana.
I arrived at the Hamana at 6pm supposedly with my reservation paid for three months ago with ocean view, I was relocated to a room in the garden (1404) horrible!!! no excuses, or take it or take it, finally the next day I could move ( by my self) to the room according to them superior to the one that I had reserved, I laugh, We are behind a few palms and in the distance you could see the sea !!! NO apologies at ALLL !!! and we paid to Expedia a good money for this package...DO NOT GO THERE!!!
The service was awesome! The shows were very good. La Rubia was very knowledgeable and helpful. She was also very professional...........the pool was also nice and clean. There were a few issues when we arrived but they eventually resolved.
My wife and I last visited "Be Live Hamaca" during the period 16 October - 2 November 2016. This was our 27th visit since our first visit in 1995. Remarkably we have completed the grand total of 423 days at this resort alone. Our vacation travels began in 1986 and we have been to other all inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean and we have completed the grand total of 535 days in the West Indies. Believe it or not....if our health continues we have good intentions of visiting "Be Live Hamaca" again in the Spring of 2017. Over the years we have made many new friends from all over USA and Europe. Once again I must suggest that you not be swayed by some of the negative reviews....sure there will be a few who are not happy...but there are many more guests who are very happy but sadly do not take the time to do a positive review. So if you happen to be one of those very happy individuals....please express your views through trip advisor. So for all others....don't be swayed by some negative reviews...see for yourself...give it a try...you will be glad you did. If you do encounter a problem make sure that the situation is reported to the proper department. No sense of shouting at the pool man if you need a light bulb replaced. Enough said! I must say that I have been impressed by the new hotel manager and his selected team of keen, energetic individuals who are determined to make "Be live Hamaca" the top "all inclusive" Beach Resort in the Boca Chica and Santo Domingo area. This new group of Management and Staff are eager to assist in any way they can...so if you are having a problem don't be afraid to ask for help. In addition to the private beach this resort has a good mixture of specialty restaurants. To start...you will find, in the centre of the complex, the newly renovated and organized "Le Cotica" Buffet restaurant. The Buffet offers daily changing international menus. Then you have to try the speciality restaurants....and keep your eyes open for surprise dinners held outdoors in the beach or pool areas. To make reservations for the Speciality restaurants you will have to find the reservation specialist located in an area near the Roger Bar/Mexican restaurant...this should be done early morning say by 9:00am. Once you are booked you will received a chit that will confirm your reservations. Also if you are interested in a totally new experience do try the "Pelicano Beach Restaurant" which offers a menu that is not included in your all inclusive package.....but it is still an affordable experience. Oh yes, the Brazilian restaurant directly across from the Buffet Restaurant has re-opened....give it a try you will not be disappointed. Once again our latest accommodations were in the Presidential Suites. These rooms are super...quiet, spacious, great views and excellent housekeeping services. If you have the opportunity and can afford the extra cash you will not be disappointed in any of your beach area selections. All of the rooms in the main building facing the ocean are special as the view is splendid. We love the salt water so the beach area has always been our first choice...however, if your preference is a beautiful garden area with a super large pool and a swim up bar...the gardens area should be your first choice. Be advised that most of the Hamaca Staff have a good basic understanding of the English language along with two or three other commonly used languages. We discovered that a few words or phrases in Spanish will go a long way in starting a wonderful and long lasting relationship. However, if you choose to leave the hotel complex to walk along the public Boca Chica Beach you may find the short phrase "No Gracias/No thank you" very useful as this will end any unwanted bargaining....just make sure you bring along your camera as there are so many wonderful opportunities awaiting your special attention. Above all, remember that this is the Dominican Republic and cannot be compared with the services that we receive back home....so be patient and courteous. If you do have a complaint make sure it goes to the proper department then you can be sure something will be done to correct the situation. Respect and dignity go hand in hand when solving problems. So if you are truly looking for the best value for your hard earned cash then try this long time favourite. "Be Live Hamaca" is a special place...safe and secure...where you can relax and enjoy your long overdue vacation. This resort offers a totally relaxing private beach...affordable and it is an all inclusive 24/7 resort. The new management along with super friendly staff are waiting to make your next vacation a most enjoyable experience. So see for yourself...participate or relax.... your choice, but do give it a try...you will be glad you did! So, once again, if our good health continues we will be there in the Spring of 2017. I'll be the old guy, on the beach, with the big smile on his face...see you there!
Excellent entertainment staff, beautiful beach, nice gym. Good food, nice nightly shows and club. Nice drinks. La rubia and John Tin Tan are the best😛😛😛😛😛 friendly entertainment staff always something to do on the beach from dancing to aerobics
So I had a reservation, I made it myself through the phone with the Hotel staff&when I arrived there with my family, guess what? I couldn't go in. It didn't matter that I already had made my reservation with them or anything, they wouldn't let me, they told me that I had to pay an extra $18 US per person, because it was earlier than 3:00 pm. For MY surprise, a friend of the manager's then arrived&he was saying that he was friends with the manager that he wanted to speak to him so he could just go in without paying the extra fee. So the staff was smart enough to mention it to me, and I was so shocked. THE MANAGER'S FRIEND WAS ABLE TO GO INSIDE THE HOTEL WITHOUT PAYING THE EXTRA FEE. I think you should REALLY pay attention to your "managers"&start wondering if they are doing their jobs correctly. They didn't even had a person to welcome you with drinks or anything, nor bell boys in the entry of the hotel to carry your bags. And the buildings are in a really poor shape from what I was able to see. Oh, and tell your reservation staff to tell the people ALL the information that they need, not just what they want to tell them. Thank you very much :).
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte restaurants with kid's menu, reservations required
- Snack bar with casual dining, open day & night
- 24 hr Domestic & select International drinks
- House wine with lunch & dinner
- Non-motorized watersports 1 hour/person/day, reservations & weather conditions apply:
- Sailing & Windsurfing classes
- Canoes & kayak
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Jacuzzi & sauna
- Day & night tennis
- 9-hole mini-golf
- Beach volleyball
- Bicycles, 1 hour/person/day with reservations
- Games room (minimum charge for billiards)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to Disco, drinks included
- 589 rooms in 3 and 6 storey buildings
- Restaurants including buffet & 3 a la carte restaurants (dress code required)
- Snack bars
- 5 bars including Swim-up pool bar
- 3 Swimming pools
- Tennis courts
- 9-hole mini-golf
- PADI/SSI scuba diving centre (fee)
- Games room
- Gift shops
- Exchange bank
- Beauty salon
- Medical centre (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
- Golf nearby with free transfers
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- Alarm/clock radio
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe (fee)
- Iron & ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Most have balcony
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Located in main building
- Lightly larger with living area
- Ocean view
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities at the Kids' Club 9am-5pm. Babysitting service available (fee).
55+ Bonus - Receive a room upgrade. Proof of ID is required. Restrictions apply. Please inquire for further details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Be Live Experience HamacaSanto Domingo,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle Duarte esquina Caracol, 1, Boca Chica 15700 Dominican Republic
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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